Middle East: Rocket Fire Attack on Exxon Headquarters in Iraq

The Iraqi headquarters of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil was attacked by rocket fire overnight and the U.S. is pointing fingers at Iran.

Three Iraqi workers were wounded in the attack which came after two other attacks targeted U.S. military bases in Iraq this week. There was no claim of responsibility, but with mounting tension in the area, many are blaming Iranian-linked militias. (NBC News)

Hot Takes:

  • Exxon workers had just returned to work after being evacuated last month due to Iranian threats.
  • The attack also comes a week after two oil tankers were targeted in the Gulf of Oman. Iran was blamed for that too.
  • This doesn’t look like it’s going to end well. And with Donald Trump ordering 1000 troops to the region, military action is looking more likely.